Shoeing Techniques for Thoroughbreds Seminar

Saturday 7 December 10am – 4pm

Cost £10, Tea / Coffee and lunch provided

CAFRE in collaboration with Mustad has organised a one day seminar on the current materials used when shoeing racehorses. The event will be delivered by Mr William Mulqueen (DipWCF), head farrier at Mulqueen Farriery and Consultancy Limited, who has extensive experience in the field of farriery including working at the 2012 Olympics and working for Godolphin Racing Stables.

Mustad’s mission is to elevate the role and awareness of foot care through knowledge sharing and involvement with the greater horse community, which has lead them to working with CAFRE to offer this training opportunity. The course is aimed at farriers and Thoroughbred racehorse trainers, enabling them to review the current materials on the market and the benefits of using them.

The importance of keeping performance horses sound and maximizing results cannot be underestimated as Renirie (2007), a leading performance horse farrier, advises “Don’t just go looking for solutions when it is too late.” He stressed the importance of matching the proper materials to the horse, and the process of achieving a supported and balanced, well-shod foot, a vital aspect in long-term soundness.